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Keep hunger pangs away with this power-packed bowl of moong sprouts

Actor and jewellery designer Neelam Kothari Soni counts on this nutritious meal. Would you like to give it a try?

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: January 24, 2020 10:10:32 am
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Do you feel hungry all the time and end up binge eating junk food at odd hours? Then it is time you take a peek into Neelam Kothari Soni’s dabba. As part of Twinkle Khannainitiated #WhatsInYourDabba challenge, the actor and jewellery designer shared her go-to dish for power-packed nutrition — and it was none other than sprouted moong and chana with some spinach juice.

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Thank you @iamsonalibendre for nominating me. 🤗🤗 Here’s a peek into my lunch box….I’m hungry all the time!!! So my perfect snack and something I keep in my dabba at all times is sprouted moong and chana it’s just great for my hunger pangs. So here’s what I had for breakfast. #Juice: Few spinach leaves, half a cucumber, 2 Amla, 1 lemon juice, 1 inch piece of ginger, 1 pomegranate. Wash all produce well. Peel cucumber, ginger. Juice all ingredients through a juicer and enjoy! #Salad: Take 2 cups of moong sprouts in a big bowl or vessel. Add 1 small sized finely chopped onion and 1 medium sized finely chopped tomato. next add 1 finely chopped green chili (hari mirch). Then add ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder) and ½ or 1 teaspoon chaat masala (optional). Stir very well. lastly, season with salt and pour 1 teaspoon lemon juice or as required. Mix well… Now you know what’s in my dabba, I nominate @bhavanapandey @ektaravikapoor and @tusshark89 to know whats in your dabbas.😊😊 Don’t forget to share a photo with #WhatsInYourDabba and tag @TweakIndia keep it going guys!! @twinklerkhanna

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She captioned the post, “So my perfect snack and something I keep in my dabba at all times is sprouted moong and chana. It’s just great for my hunger pangs.”

Here are the recipes she shared.

Moong Sprouts

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Ingredients

2 cups – Moong sprouts
1 no – Small-sized finely chopped onion
1 no – Medium-sized chopped tomato
1 no – Finely chopped green chilli
1/4tsp – Red chilli powder
1/2 or 1tsp – Chaat masala
1tsp – Lemon juice

Method

Stir all the ingredients together. Season with salt and pour 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix well.

Spinach Juice

Ingredients

Few – Spinach leaves
1/2 – Cucumber
2 – Amla
1 – Lemon (juiced)
1 – Ginger
1 – Pomegranate

Method

*Wash all the produce well.
*Peel cucumber, ginger.
*Juice all ingredients through a juicer.

Here’s why it makes for a power-packed meal

*Moong sprouts are rich in nutrients and have a variety of benefits, both in its raw and cooked form.

*Sprouts, which are easily available in the market, make for a quick meal. They are low in calories, contain vitamin B and fibre. They are also rich in vitamins C and K.

*It is said that moong dal sprouts inhibit the release of ghrelin, a hunger hormone that signals the brain to eat more. Therefore, moong sprouts are a great way to lose weight.

*Protein in moong sprouts helps build and repair tissues.

Fresh spinach juice is an ideal way to improve digestive health, lower blood pressure and improve bone health.

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